This country has been in the new recentlky cincerning a project that includes buildng a canal system to move ocean freight from the Atlantic to the Pacific ocean (and vice versa). You are probably asking why do we need another canal, we already have the Panama Canal.
Well, this link wiill help to explain the rationale behind this idea.
There are many factors which argue both in favor and against the whole idea of moving goods thru a new canal. Apparently the Chinese and Nicargua governments are seriously exploring this idea.
Could widening the existing Panama canal make more sense? Absolutely. What does that do to the argumnet of adding another cancal? It makes it much less likely, however, the widening of the Panama canal will still not match the size of the larger canal in Nicaragua.
Keep your eye on this project as it is sure to impact all of us.